Athletes recreate iconic album covers (PICS and VIDEO)

Is that Beyonce? Whoa-- is that Michael Jackson?!? That can't be RUN DMC! Bob Dylan--Really? Well, yes and no. For their Music Issue ESPN the Magazine celebrates the marriage and relationship between sports and musicians by presenting athletes in iconic album covers. Here's what ESPN says about this issue:

"Jay-Z and LeBron are providing a new blueprint for ruling both musicians and athletes; sports keeps turning up the volume of its hip-hop soundtrack; Josh Freeman, Alex Morgan and more artists and athletes give us playlists that are totally off the wall."

Sports and music have been intertwined for years and ESPN spans the music genre with retakes of RUN DMC, Michael Jackson, Nirvana and Katy Perry, to name a few. Check the video clips and pics of these athletes-turned-musicians and you decide who's remake is the best.

Who is that? It's Rick James!

 
Rick James "Street Songs" album cover
Rick James "Street Songs" album cover
 
Motorcross racer James Stewart as Rick James
Motorcross racer James Stewart as Rick James
Check out RUN DMC!  
Jam Master Jay, Run and DMC
Jam Master Jay, Run and DMC
 
Cleveland Browns' Trent Richardson, Pittsburgh Steelers' Lamarr Woodley and the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch morph into Jam Master Jay, Run and DMC  Read more at
Cleveland Browns' Trent Richardson, Pittsburgh Steelers' Lamarr Woodley and the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch morph into Jam Master Jay, Run and DMC
 
Nirvana "Nevermind" album cover
Nirvana "Nevermind" album cover
 
Ryan Lochte as Nirvana Nevermind baby
Ryan Lochte as Nirvana Nevermind baby
 
Beyonce, "Dangerously In Love"
Beyonce, "Dangerously In Love"
 
Track & Field Olympian Allyson Felix as Beyonce on "Dangerously In Love" album cover
Track & Field Olympian Allyson Felix as Beyonce on "Dangerously In Love" album cover
 
"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan iconic cover
"The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan iconic cover
 
Jimmie Johonson and wife recreate Boby Dylan cover
Jimmie Johonson and wife recreate Bob Dylan cover
 
Katy Perry "One Of The Boys" album cover
Katy Perry "One Of The Boys" album cover
 
U.S. Women's soccer star Alex Morgan recreates Katy Perry's "One Of The Boys" album cover
U.S. Women's soccer star Alex Morgan recreates Katy Perry's "One Of The Boys" album cover
 
Michael Jackson "Thriller" album cover
Michael Jackson "Thriller" album cover
 
Tampa Bay Buccs QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson
Tampa Bay Bucs QB Josh Freeman as Michael Jackson
While I don't agree that all these album covers classify as "iconic" I do think ESPN the Magazine did  a great job of trying to stay true to the original album covers. Which one is your favorite? Your Jersey Girlfriend, ~Angela Davis

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